The Northern Marianas Humanities Council is inviting the public to a presentation by visiting professor Dr. Keith L. Camacho that will be held at 6pm on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Visitors Center Theater, American Memorial Park.
Camacho’s presentation is titled “On Whose Terms?: Chamorro and Pacific Islander Organizing in Southern California.”
It will explore how Chamorros and other Pacific Islanders address issues of educational access, health equity, and political representation in southern California. Camacho will consider this and other questions in an effort to understand the central principles and strategies for community and student organizing in Los Angeles and Long Beach. These two areas boast the largest number of Chamorros, Hawaiians, Samoans, and Tongans, among other Pacific Islanders, in the U.S.
Camacho, who has family in both the CNMI and Guam, is an assistant professor in the Asian American Studies Department at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In 2012 Camacho received a Governor’s Humanities Award for Research and Publication for his book Cultures of Commemoration.
This event is a part of the Humanities Council’s ongoing Community Lecture series that features presentations by local, regional, and international scholars on a variety of humanities topics.
Please contact Council staff at 235-4785 for additional details. (PR)